Royal Roads Corp.
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Royal Roads Corp.

May 30, 2005 17:44 ET

Royal Roads Intersects Broad Base and Precious Metals at the Daniel's Pond Extension, Tulks North Property, Central Newfoundland.

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - May 30, 2005) - Robert B. Fraleigh, President of Royal Roads Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RRO), is pleased to announce that assay results have been received for a portion of the Tulks North Project located in west central Newfoundland. The Tulks North project is a 100% owned, 16,075-hectare continuous land package located in the prolific Buchans base metal mining district. The Tulks North property is approximately 25 km west of Aur Resources' Duck Pond proposed mine development and adjoining along trend to the northeast of Messina Minerals' Boomerang Discovery.

At the Daniel's Pond Deposit, holes DN-05-8 to DN-05-9, not previously reported, were completed as a follow-up to the mineralization in DN-05-6 which intersected a core length of 10.99 meters massive sulfide grading 7.40% Zn, 3.75% Pb, 0.47% Cu. 136.7g/t Ag and 0.48g/t Au. Of particular note, within this intersection was a 0.60 metre interval grading 26.40% Zn, 16.50% Pb and 588.2g/t Ag. DN-05-06 which represents the largest width intersection on the Daniel's Pond Deposit to date. The Central Zone holds significant potential to add to the Corporation's established near surface high grade inferred resource of 1.81 million tonnes grading 0.41% Cu, 3.58% Pb, 6.74% Zn, 162.45 g/t Ag & 0.50 g/t Au.



Cored
From To (m) Length Cu (%) Pb (%) Zn (%) Au Ag
Hole (m) (m) (ppb) (gpt)
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DN-05-8 141.18 142.86 1.68 0.009 0.030 0.103 41 2.60
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DN-05-9 87.78 93.23 5.45 0.200 1.230 3.150 2800 36.00
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incl. 0.81 0.360 2.470 4.500 367 100.30
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incl. 1.60 0.200 0.930 3.300 215 22.30
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incl. 1.46 0.260 1.480 4.100 431 34.60
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Note: Elevation is an arbitrary datum level and not given.


The Daniel's Pond Extension, located 5 kilometers along strike to the northeast of the Daniel's Pond Deposit, is an area having similar geochemical soil anomalies as those that discovered the Daniel's Pond Deposit. In past years these anomalies were upgraded by basal till sampling. This initial drill program included the drilling of four widely spaced shallow holes, which tested these anomalies over a strike length of 200 m and to a maximum vertical depth of 75 metres. This new mineralized zone occurs over a wide cored interval, persisting over a minimum strike length of 200 m and is within a package of altered rocks similar to those that host the Daniel's Pond Deposit. This drilling has successfully shown the presence of base and precious metal mineralization in an area of the property previously untested. These results and the location of this mineralization in relationship to the Daniel's Pond Deposit will form the basis of a planned future exploration program.



Cored
From To (m) Length Cu (%) Pb (%) Zn (%) Au Ag
Hole (m) (m) (ppb) (gpt)
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DPX-05-1 47.35 48.00 0.65 0.017 0.150 0.260 39 1.60
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48.00 49.47 1.47 0.013 0.030 0.091 5 0.80
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49.47 50.86 1.39 0.054 0.240 0.640 85 4.90
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50.86 52.38 1.52 0.035 0.160 0.310 62 3.10
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52.38 53.67 1.29 0.018 0.057 0.170 5 1.50
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53.67 54.00 0.33 0.150 0.410 0.840 665 13.40
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54.00 55.13 1.13 0.006 0.024 0.060 5 1.50
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55.13 56.49 1.36 0.002 0.008 0.026 5 0.50
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56.49 58.00 1.51 0.002 0.063 0.180 5 1.10
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58.00 59.44 1.44 0.002 0.055 0.150 5 1.00
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DPX-05-2 88.10 89.67 1.57 0.024 0.160 0.270 342 5.40
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89.67 90.70 1.03 0.024 0.230 0.470 356 6.51
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90.70 91.24 0.54 0.017 0.380 1.300 154 7.88
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91.24 92.67 1.43 0.020 0.099 0.280 146 3.50
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92.67 94.06 1.39 0.044 0.200 0.450 378 6.51
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DPX-05-3 60.57 62.02 1.45 0.009 0.190 0.4 247 12.70
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62.02 63.59 1.57 0.006 0.032 0.13 1129 16.80
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63.59 64.8 1.21 0.016 0.040 0.088 43 2.40
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64.8 66.22 1.42 0.031 0.200 0.25 197 9.25
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66.22 67.69 1.47 0.014 0.190 0.37 138 4.60
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67.69 69.04 1.35 0.001 0.190 0.35 25 1.50
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DPX-05-4 82.64 84.35 1.71 0.031 0.580 1 52 4.70
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84.35 85.79 1.44 0.055 0.150 0.3 124 7.19
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85.79 87.14 1.35 0.012 0.160 0.3 162 5.60
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Note: Elevation is an arbitrary datum level and not given.


All core samples have been cut by diamond saw in the company's core logging facility in Buchans, Newfoundland with half the core being delivered to Eastern Analytical Laboratories by company personnel. The assay laboratory has performed a geochemical assay for base metals on all samples from the Daniel's Pond deposit and the Daniel's Pond Extension. Gold values have been determined by the fire assay technique.

Peter A. Dadson is the Corporation's nominated Qualified Person responsible for monitoring the supervision of the exploration program completed on the Tulks North Property. Mr. Dadson has reviewed and verified the technical information in this news release.

The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents of this news release.

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    John Fraleigh
    Director
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